Displayed here, in reverese chronological order (latest first), are expired Local News items that were entered by website members form St. Ives in Cambridgeshire more than a month ago.
I'm about two thirds the way through checking all the links to external websites and updating the pages of all 55 of our Huntingdonshire websites. I'm hoping to get it all done before the Christmas holidays too but I'm going to get interrupted with some more Christmas shopping soon as it seems there's some good deals about. Good luck with your shopping.
Busy at the moment 'link checking'. That is going through thousands of links to external websites and updating them. It's amazing how many businesses and organisations constantly change their web address with out redirecting them properly. The loss of business must be truly astonishing. If you're contemplating a new web address talk to your provider to get the old address redirected properly and automatically.
I have added in the new store for Mountain Warehouse in St Ives and they are very welcome in the town too filling the space left vacant by the sad loss of New Look after many years.
I'll put up a picture of Mountain Warehouse's new store once they have the redecoration complete and it's a nice enough day for me to venture out to do it.
Further to my earlier post regarding our use of Google Maps and Google's decision to charge us, and every one else who uses them, I have now replaced the maps on our five town websites with those supplied by Open Street Map. As it turns out I think they are better quality maps too.
Once the code settles down and I am convinced I don't have hidden gremlins in it I will roll the new maps to the remaining Hunts Web village and parish websites.
Yes, this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; the 8th, 9th and 10th October, it is time again for the huge Michaelmas Fair in St Ives. Come along and have some fun.
It seems like Google wants us to pay to be able to use their maps but that is not going to happen, they are wealthy enough as it is. So over this autumn we will be replacing the Google Maps on the Huntingdonshire websites with a new map service.
We are currently in the process of adding these new maps to our large, sister site, the British Towns Network and they are working very well indeed.
In the meantime, we apologise for any inconvenience.
UPDATE Monday 8th - The prototypes of the new maps are now functional on the St Ives Town Website.
Only a few days left to go before Huntingdon Carnival. Follow the link for details....
We all had a great day at St Ives Carnival yesterday. The parade from the town centre was very well attended and it took ages for the many floats to pass by on their way to the park. During the afternoon the entertainments were great culminating with the talented Chloe and the Huntingdon Concert Band. The day ended with a fabulous Firework display.
The organisers and their numerous helpers should be proud of their enthusiasm and achievement in putting on a brilliant show.
If you missed yesterday then you really did miss out but you can make it up to yourself and attend the Music Festival in the park today from noon until around nine this evening.
Don't forget it's the Huntingdon Carnival in a few weeks too
After twenty years of operation the time has come for the Huntingdonshire Websites to have a rest. The general public now spend most of their Internet time on Social Media like Facebook and Twitter and rarely 'surf the Internet' to use small independent websites like ours which I suppose is a sign of the times.
As a result of the incompetence of the major wesbites to keep user information confidential there are also some major changes to legislation occuring this year, namely the GDPR, that impose a significant administrative overhead and costs that will make it not worth while for us to maintain user logon access for such a small return therefore as of today all dormant user accounts for the site have been suspended and will be deleted so that there is no confidential user information stored on our online systems.
We are not going to shut the majority of the websites down but rather let them become dormant. This will allow time for those organisations who are still actively using them to seek an alternative presence on web and free up time for us to develop our other major website the British Towns Network. We will however be suspending immediately certain aspects, such as the Weather Station, as these are expensive and time consuming to maintain.
We thank those organisations and our many visitors who have supported us over the years and wish everyone the best for the future.
We wish you all a Happy New Year. Have a great night but please stay safe.